Incentives all fall to Celtic for a change


After three rounds of games where everyone apart from Celtic had something to play for, the league table seems set ahead of the final weekend of the season.  Conversely, one week ahead of the Scottish Cup Final, Celtic players alone have an incentive.  This is why we can expect as close to a full-strength team as Ange Postecoglou can muster, which should mean the return of Joe Hart, Greg Taylor, Alistair Johnston, Jota and Kyogo to the starting line-up.

Results on Wednesday meant Aberdeen secured third spot and European group stage football, which will be a massive benefit to the club, fans and finances.  The turnaround since Barry Robson took over in February has been incredible.  Five years ago, as we ended our second 8-in-a-row season, we lost at home to Aberdeen on the final day of the season.  The Dons needed a win to ensure a second place finish in the table, which few of us grudged them.

Aberdeen are not in control of what happens tomorrow, that honour is Celtic’s.  We will return to form, win, and have an encouraging warm-up for the cup final.

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  1. bournesouprecipe on




    I don’t even need to mention his name and still your radar works.




  2. BBC have a more positive view than some posters


    “The Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou says he will not be “distracted” by links to Premier League clubs as his side aim to complete a domestic treble.”


    “ It’s happened in the past and I’ve been pretty clear it’s not the way I think and work. My priority right now is trying to make sure we have a special day tomorrow, and we have a big cup final in a week’s time.


    “I’m not going to sit there and be distracted by things which are fascinating for other people but not myself.”

  3. Transfer News Live




    🚨 Ange Postecoglou is the latest manager to turn down Tottenham. ❌



    He wants to stay at Celtic! ☘️




    You know I read all your comments fastidiously and drink up the wit and wisdom:)



    Hail Hail

  5. McPhail Bhoy on

    I agree with the BBC, I never thought I’d type that, there was nothing Ange said that did not reassure me. What’s he supposed to say? Other than saying that he will not take the Spurs job? I’m sure he has neither been contacted by Spurs never mind offered the job, so how can he say other than what he said?


    I, however, have ruled myself out of the Spurs job, there I’ve said it.

  6. There are people on Feyenoord Quick News complaining that the one thing Slot did not rule out was that he would take the Spur job if it was offered.



    His statement is the exact equivalent of Ange’s – they both say



    1) I am concentrating on my current club and their plans for progress.



    2) That’s all I am thinking about



    Both statements fail to add the unspoken words………..”For Now”



    We have already prepared our elaborate default position- that Ange is leaving and that this is down to



    Biscuit Tin


    Lack of Ambition


    Peter Lawwell


    Dermot Desmond


    or John Kennedy



    This tabloid lark is easy

  7. fanadpatriot on

    I was out a walk today and came upon a soothsayer,Guess what ?


    John Kennedy our new manager ,Martin O’ Neil our Director of Football.



  8. For those not worried quite enough, here is anothe little gem from the BBC site:



    Celtic fear Wolverhampton Wanderers will move for manager Ange Postecoglou if Julen Lopetegui is to quit the club this summer. (Football Insider).

  9. SFtBs @ 4:45 PM,



    Biscuit Tin



    Lack of Ambition



    Peter Lawwell



    Dermot Desmond



    or John Kennedy



    Ah, right, do you think that was the same reason Eddie Howe’s backroom staff “didn’t want to come to Glasgow”



    Ah mean, they did go to Newcastle that’s not a million miles away.



    Hail Hail

  10. Chairbhoy



    “Ah, right, do you think that was the same reason Eddie Howe’s backroom staff “didn’t want to come to Glasgow”





    Personally, I don’t think that.



    The point was that I could think that and that very many people do think in that manner.



    It does not require any thinking at all; it is a default menu.



    You’ll have to excuse me now- these supermodels are insatiable.

  11. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    Have to say I don’t think Ange is reading the room correctly,



    we all know he is going to be focused on The Cup Final, that’s a given,



    he had the opportunity to re-assure us all – and declined,



    he should have been asked directly ‘are you committed to Celtic beyond this season?’



    my read is that as he is open to offers,



    and did not want to send the wrong message to Spurs or anyone else interested



    he’s definitely keeping his options open,



    Suspect that when he goes – JK will be given his chance.

  12. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on



    I am currently concentrating on my relationship with my wife.



    People might speculate about an approach being made by various Supermodels to go out with me but this is just press talk and I cannot waste my time thinking about hypotheticals.





    SFTB – kindly tell the full story including how you are the supermodels’ second choice after I rejected their approaches.



    For those of you with prurient minds.



    I’ll concede talks took place …



    But only talks !

  13. TheLurkinTim on

    Heard rhe worst joke in the history of the world today…stand up n take a bow BelmontBrian ;-))







  14. No such thing as a bad joke; the teller is just trying to make others and themselves a bit happier👍

  15. Jeezo, they are trying like Desperado bears to get Ange ofski, The Eagles have nothing on them FFS.






    I agree 100%…..


    “As soon as our new Chairman took position, my expectation for Celtic to show true ambition and strive for excellence was put back on ice”

  16. bigrailroadblues on



    Naw, it was murder and I thought you and Big Jimmy and Canamalar were bad. 😳 Come back Canamalar, all is forgiven. Well, nearly. 🤣

  17. bigrailroadblues on

    The Boys of the old brigade.


    BelmontBrian, Thelurkintim, Brian M, Leggy, Big Jimmy, BRRB

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